Due to health issues, neither Greece's new prime minister, Antonis Samaras, nor the country's new finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos, will attend the European Union summit in Brussels scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
Samaras is recovering after eye surgery conducted on Saturday, and Rapanos has been hospitalized following an apparent fainting spell on Friday, according to BBC News.
Due to the two leaders' incapacity, representatives of the so-called troika -- the European Central Bank, European Commission, and International Monetary Fund -- have postponed a planned visit to Athens on Monday, BBC News reported. The troika reps were to have reviewed Greece's progress in meeting the conditions of its latest bailout. A new date for the visit will be determined later this week.
Greece's incoming foreign minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and the country's outgoing finance minister, Giorgos Zanias, will represent the nation at the EU summit, BBC News said.